Maintenance and Modifications

News and issues about aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), covering all segments of the aviation industry; and modifications for aircraft and engines. Subjects include product support of aircraft, engines and avionics, MRO company mergers, acquisitions, announcements and personnel, Airworthiness Directives, Supplemental Type Certificate approvals and other topics.

March 19, 2008 - 5:38am

Broadband cabin noise, which can greatly fatigue passengers in even the most finely appointed business aircraft, could be a thing of the past if a new system from Britain’s Ultra Electronics and Qinetiq makes it to market. Early next year the partners are expecting to flight test new-generation hybrid active/passive mounts positioned between the fuselage and cabin trim panels.

March 13, 2008 - 5:44am

Cessna Citation modifier Sierra Industries is expanding its product line by offering extended-range upgrades for the Citation I, II and S-II. The Uvalde, Texas company recently introduced for these older Citations a new aft fuel tank modification that adds 120 gallons of fuel capacity, extending range by as much as 400 nm.

March 6, 2008 - 11:54am

The FAA today said it planned to levy a $10.2 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines for operating 46 airplanes that hadn’t undergone mandatory inspections for fuselage fatigue cracking. Subsequently, the airline found that six of the 46 airplanes had developed fatigue cracks.

March 6, 2008 - 10:18am

Atlantic Aero saw life in the fall of 1971, when a group of Greensboro, N.C. investors identified a need for an FBO on Piedmont Triad International Airport. The company began operations with a staff of 15 employees, 38 plane ports and two 10,000-sq-ft-hangars. It also retained John Godwin as a consultant to tap into his years of FBO management experience.

March 4, 2008 - 6:14am

The San Diego area now has a Pratt & Whitney Canada service center on the McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif., thanks to Jet Source.

As an authorized P&W service center, the MRO will provide overhaul and repair services, and supply components for engines manufactured by Pratt & Whitney Canada. From specialized repair plans to minimal aircraft downtime, Jet Source will provide full engine service and support.

March 4, 2008 - 6:04am

Customers in Southern California now have another option for their Pratt & Whitney Canada overhaul and repair services. Carlsbad, Calif.-based Jet Source, based at McClellan-Palomar Airport, is now able to service and supply components for engines manufactured by Pratt & Whitney Canada.

March 4, 2008 - 6:01am

CRS Jet Spares’ quality management system has been recertified to the ISO 9001:2000 and AS9120 standards as a result of a recent audit by its registrar, Bureau Veritas Certification of North America.

March 4, 2008 - 5:56am

Avmats is one of more than 30 service providers in the U.S. and Canada that can respond to requests for quotes posted by aircraft operators on AvQuotes.com, the online connection for aviation maintenance, avionics and refurbishment quotes.

March 4, 2008 - 5:50am

Operators of the TFE731, TPE331 and
Honeywell 36-series APU now have another choice for maintenance in a deal that forms a new authorized service center.

March 4, 2008 - 5:45am

A toll-free number has been implemented by Landmark Aviation/Standard Aero for its Mobile Service Team (MST) network. MST is a national network of MRO field-service engineers who offer on-site consultation, line and on-wing troubleshooting and repair services for business aircraft operators. It may now be reached at 1-877-GO-MST-99 (466-7899).

 
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